Beginning in July and running through September, the Ojai Rancho Inn will host a concert a month on its beautiful grounds, located in the picturesque mountains of Ojai, CA. A short drive from Los Angeles, Ventura, or Santa Barbara, the Rancho offers a welcome escape from the routine city venues, as well as a scenic spot to catch intimate performances by these hand-selected artists. (Think California campground meets rustic charm.)
Throughout the next three months we will be teaming up with our media sponsors, KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles and KCSB 91.9 Santa Barbara for on-air ticket giveaways. Tickets are also currently available for purchase online at coolsummerpresents.com or in person at OV and Warbler Records and Goods in Santa Barbara. All shows are all-ages and start at 8 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Tickets are $12 +$2 service fee.
We really hope you can make the trek and visit for one of these shows. It's gonna be a blast! All shows are presented by: Cool Summer, Shelter Social Club, Origami Vinyl, KXLU, KCSB, and Warbler Records & Goods.
Wednesday, July 3rd
Pure Bathing Culture
The brainchild of Vetiver members Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille, Pure Bathing Culture makes the kind of breezy, sparkling pop that only gets better with age. For their EP, the pair mixes smooth ’80s-inspired synths with Versprille’s high and lilting vocals and Hindman’s reverb-laden guitar hooks. Standout track “Lucky One” is an infectiously upbeat, island-tinged number, while “Silver Shore’s Lake” manages to channel Cyndi Lauper with its languid, yacht-rock-inspired guitar tones.
Thursday, August 15th
California native Ramona Gonzalez first began her transcendent minimalist dance-pop escapades in the privacy of her Los Angeles home. With the aid of her multitrack cassette recorder and whatever keyboards, drum machines, and other instruments she could find, she quickly developed her sound and began performing live in the L.A. area under the moniker Nite Jewel. Over the past few years, Nite Jewel has honed its pop-funk craft with releases on reputable indie labels Italians Do It Better, Mexican Summer, Secretly Canadian and L.A.’s own Gloriette Records. In that time, her airy but often distant voice has found new gravitas and charisma. Meanwhile, the synth lines have gotten more agile and the bass pops tighter, with stuttered ‘80s synths and R&B melodies that unfold into one another in ways both giddy and deceivingly nonchalant.
Wednesday, September 25th
Forever cascading forward in a positive direction, gleefully instinctive, No Age erupt out of your speakers, blasting away the clouds above L.A.’s smoggy cityscape to reveal a solar flaring sun. With an ecstatic force bubbling around and beyond their music, they release contagious energy like they’re main-lining a field full of whirring wind turbines, while tuned into an ancient celestial power source.